They're not missing: Chelsea's recycling bins have new temporary home
Last week, the five Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority recycling bins that have been located in the parking lot near the post office at M-52 and Old US-12 in Chelsea were moved to a new location.
Currently, the bins are on the north end of the Chelsea Lanes parking lot just up the street from the former location.
WWRA Chairman Frank Hammer said that this is a temporary site until early in the new year when it is expected that there will be a permanent location for the bins on Old Manchester Road, across from the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds.
During the week, he said there are five bins, and on the weekends, WWRA increases the number to six.
In addition, since earlier this year, the Sylvan Township Board voted not to become a member of WWRA as it moves toward single-stream recycling, residents who would like to continue recycling and use bins located throughout the western side of the county can pay $26 for a "volunteer membership," Hammer said.
Sylvan Township residents are asked to send checks made out to WWRA to Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, 8025 Werkner Road, Chelsea, MI 48118 and put Sylvan Township resident on the memo line.
Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com. She can be reached at email@example.com. For more Chelsea stories, visit our Chelsea page.